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Kookaburra-1


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 100 kg.

Status: Retired 1976.
Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Height: 1.70 m (5.50 ft).
Diameter: 0.12 m (0.39 ft).

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Kookaburra Australian sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Lupus + 1 x Musca More...
  • Cockatoo The Cockatoo solid-propellant sounding rocket replaced HAD at Woomera in 1970, and consisted of a British Gosling I first stage and an Australian Lupus 1 second stage. More...
  • Lorikeet Australian test vehicle. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Dorado + 1 x Lupus More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • WRE Australian manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Australian Weapons Research Establishment, Australia. More...

Associated Propellants
  • Solid Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. More...

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